Have you thought of using brown rice instead? You can buy brown rice in bulk like white rice only it's better for you. Also, cook it in a low sodium chicken broth instead of just water to help give it more flavor.
If you can't afford a lot of meat, try adding scrambled eggs to it along with some chopped veggies. You could also add some beans to make it stretch further.
current weight: 238.0
Fitness Minutes: (15,087) Posts: 36 11/8/12 9:49 A
It's Jasmine rice and Ben's rice that I eat. Not sure on what type of rice it is except white. Rice is cheap and it goes far with a family of 7. I do mix it up though with cream of chicken soup(don't add water), soy sauce, or stew vegetables with meat. It's not the only thing we eat but it makes up over half of what we eat.
I looked up how healthy rice was and it came up that it turns into sugar. Might be one reason my stomach has been doing what it has been doing. That and I drink a lot of tea.
I understand it is not the healthiest thing to eat but with 7 members and a tight budget, it is what I can do. One reason why I haven't been tracking my food lately. The gym I go to is free though which is a plus.
Thanks for answering my question :)
current weight: 405.0
Fitness Minutes: (54,016) Posts: 3,504 11/8/12 9:13 A
White rice can easily turn to "sugar" because there isn't much fiber or oomph to it and your body doesn't really have to work to make it into energy. If you can use brown rice instead, that helps. You can also try quinoa if you're adventurous. It's very high in protein and surprisingly easy to cook.
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I think it depends on the type of rice. White rice has a lower nutritional value versus long grain, wild rice and others have higher nutritional value. They also digest slower due to the higher fiber content. Next time you have the chance, take a look at the nutritional values.
Pounds lost: 60.0
Fitness Minutes: (15,087) Posts: 36 11/7/12 3:43 A
Is eating too much rice bad for you? The main dish I have been making for my kids and I have been rice for the past few weeks (very tight budget). I usually eat a bowl to two bowl's a day. I read the rice turns into sugar in the body. Is that true?
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